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    7 Lessons Learned While Recovering from A Burglary

    August 1, 2017

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    During the first week of December 2016, I upgraded from my studio apartment in west Houston to a one-bedroom located in a fashionable neighborhood of  the city’s desirable inner loop area. I had long been daydreaming of a shorter commute to work, living closer to my boyfriend, and generally no longer having to trek for 20 minutes just to reach ordinary conveniences such as the grocery store or the gas station. (Bonus points to the separate bedroom and kitchen. I took for granted not having my bedsheets smell like what I made for dinner until I became a studio-dweller.) To say I was excited about my larger, more central home base is an understatement – but not long after the move, I was completely regretting my decision as I found myself having to recover from a burglary.

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    4 Keys to Coping with Pressure on Social Media

    July 25, 2017

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    When I first started this blog, I took to Instagram to generate traffic and interest. Switching my once-private personal account public, hunting down the appropriate hashtags, and upping my interactions with other users really helped to increase my engagement, but, as the likes rolled in, I still couldn’t help but compare myself to other more successful accounts. I began to doubt the quality of my content down to the composition of my shots, my poses, and my camera.

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